International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dental Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019 | Rating: 6.9 / 10 | Rate this Article

Estimation of Streptococcus Mitis Level in Saliva Before and After Consumption of Probiotic Curd among School Children

Dr. Annat Varghese | Dr. Shivaprakash P. K. | Dr. Mahantesha T.

Abstract: Background: Dental caries can be prevented at an earlier stage by usage of probiotic products. Objectives: To compare and evaluate the levels of salivary streptococcus mitis before and after consumption of probiotic curd. Materials and Methods: Thirty children of age group 10-12 years, were selected and divided equally into Group I and II. They were given 200 gm probiotic curd and normal curd for 7 days, respectively. Collection and analysis of saliva samples was done at baseline, 1 hour after consumption and on the 7th day. Number of colonies were counted and subjected to statistical analysis. Results: Study showed reduction in salivary mitis streptococci counts in saliva after 1 hour and on the 7th day in the probiotic group. Results were found to be statistically significant. Conclusion: Daily use of probiotic products can help in prevention of enamel demineralization.

Keywords: Probiotics, Saliva, Salivary Streptococcus Mitis

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 12, December 2019,

Pages: 1017 - 1019

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